The dog days of summer are here and we plan to enjoy them the best we can.
Thursday, July 30
Kendra Scott Virtual Giveback Event benefiting Feed AR Kids: Helping a good cause from our couch is our new favorite thing. Shop Kendra Scott's website while 20 percent of the night's proceeds go to Feed AR Kids, a nonprofit that provides weekend meals for homeless and food-insecure children in central Arkansas. For more info, click here.
Science After Dark: Have a Drink with Science at the Museum of Discovery: Even if we've got to keep a distance, we're still psyched it's back. We last saw the MoD's monthly grownup meetup in February, and now we're making up for lost time with a toast. Mask up and come enjoy some of the staff's handpicked, favorite science demos and activities. And yes, there will be plenty of drinks from Stone's Throw and Tito's Vodka. It all kicks off at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Wine Class Tasting with Table 28: Yep, we're raising another glass. The WLR restaurant is launching a new monthly series of wine classes with Vino Distribution picks paired with small bites from Chef Scott Rains. Just be safe, wear your mask and keep your distance where you can. Class starts at 6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, July 31
Live Music at SoMa Outdoor Dining Room: We'll take our Friday night with a dose of distance, thanks. Just bring your eats and drinks from surrounding restaurants to the SoMa space at the corner of Main and 13th streets. Spread out, get some fresh air and enjoy live music from Chris DeClerk. Tents are open all evening and the music lasts from 7:30-9:30 pm. For more info, click here.
"The Pink Chiquitas" Virtual Screening: Time to laugh at more bad movies. The free CALS BingoFlix series is back offering prizes to the eagle-eyed viewers who can fill up their bingo card with hilariously awful cliches. This 1987 showing continues the flicks starring the Stallone bros, this time with Frank Stallone as a former Olympic athlete and current private detective investigating a meteor that has an, ahem, interesting effect on local women. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, Aug. 1
Stone's Throw Block on Rock: Pandemic Edition: HBD, Stone's Throw! The MacArthur Park brewery is taking its celebrations curbside this year, marking seven whole years of goodness. Just drive up and snag a Block on Rock package with merch, beer and swag that you can enjoy at a safe distance. The b-day bash lasts from 2-6 p.m. For more info, click here.
Shop Black Live: Wallets at the ready. ReMix Ideas continues this weekly streaming market featuring local black entrepreneurs on Facebook Live. Up this weekend are Mack's BBQ Paint and M Lew Clothing. It all starts at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
The Virtual Evolve Gala benefiting The Centers for Youth & Families: With the theme "Sing, a Celebration of Music," this annual fundraiser for The Centers will debut a stellar lineup of local musicians and singers to entertain digital guests. The evening will also honor 2020 Hero of Hope Rick Fleetwood and Champions of Hope service program participants. The fun starts streaming at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday & Saturday, July 31 & Aug. 1
Drive-In Double Feature at 7318 Wind Song Drive: It's about to get gritty, folks. NLR's new drive-in is showing back-to-back hits this week. First up, get your Tarantino on with "Pulp Fiction," then go all Swayze with "Road House." Showtime is at 8:40 p.m. both nights. For more info, click here.
Sunday, Aug. 2
Full Moon SUP Yoga on the Little Maumelle River: If you've never joined SUP Yoga 501 in any of its stand-up paddleboard yoga sessions, this is the time to do it. This special night sesh is perfect for getting you out of the house, cooling you down and keeping a safe distance. It starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 1 & 2
Tax-Free Weekend in Arkansas: That's right, shoppers. The annual back-to-school blessing is upon us once again (no matter what the upcoming semester looks like). For two days only, you can skip the state and local sales taxes on items like clothing, shoes, accessories, office/school supplies and more. Don't forget to shop local and that you can take advantage of curbside/pickup services. For all the details, click here.